There was alot of ice on the main Front Beach water, on the right side of the pier. It's not all smooth like freshwater, n not good for skating. It's grainy, n breaks up with the constant water motion.
The thing about sea ice is, the tide goes in n out, so at low tide you can stand on the ice resting on sand n still be fairly safe. (which I did, but these pics were all taken from the pier).
Much easier to look at the ice now that we've had several days above freezing on a very long January thaw. A few more days, n we'll get back to icy times here again according to the weather predictors. We've been doing damp, foggy, n in the 40's, not good for arthritis aches. Or seeing the halo around the Full Moon.
Today I actually took off n put away the Little Tree deck lights n power cord, usually impossible under normal icy conditions.
So many businesses have scaled back for slow season now- I recently learned the village Laundry-mat has closed for three days per week, including both of my Days Off. Looks like I'll only be able to get there if I take time off work or skip a workday's sleep!
I predict alot more bucket washing n missed sleep in my near future until May... Hopefully with less ice.
All of the altered images in this post came from this original photo
. I like the texture changes.